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Going All the Way: Christian Warlords, Israeli Adventures, and the War in Lebanon
Going All the Way: Christian Warlords, Israeli Adventures, and the War in Lebanon
By Jonathan C. Randal
Viking, 1983, 304 pp

An American correspondent's first-hand, gloves-off account of what happened to Lebanon from the outbreak of civil war in 1975 to the massacre in Beirut's PLO camps in 1982, with excursions back into history. At the center of his attention is the violent politics of the Maronite community, but he also delves into the role of Syria, the Israeli connection, and the foibles of American diplomacy. Not the last word, but good reading with the ring of truth.